One more preseason week in the books. The standard caveats apply. Defenses are ahead of the offenses because game planning is bigger on offense and teams do not do that at all in August. But if the protection holds, the reads tend to be easy by NFL standards.
I worry that Calvin Johnson(notes) is going to blow up for a team drafting early if they're able to snake him back late. Don't let that happen. Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson plus Megatron should be illegal. You can't allow those two owners to have another possible top-five fantasy weapon.
Even before his 89-yard TD jaunt, I thought Matt Forte(notes) was a good value in the fifth or sixth round – perhaps even a fourth-round pick. I agree that Forte is nothing special, but Chester Taylor(notes) is old and finished (3.6 yards per carry in '10 in a great Vikings offense).Read More »from Scouting Notebook: Watch out for MegaTron